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Kathrine Gutierrez

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Kathrine J. Gutierrez

Associate Professor

Kathrine J. Gutierrez

Department: Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Program Area: Educational Administration, Curriculum & Supervision
Phone: 405-325-0549

Research interests center on topics germane to the field of Educational Leadership with an emphasis on: school level instructional leadership, ethical and democratic leadership, curricular and instructional considerations for educational leadership preparation, administrative/organizational theory, and policy implications of legal school case decisions. Recent research and scholarly activities investigate and discuss school leaders’ perceptions of being an “effective” leader, a “leader of learning”, and an “authentic leader” during this time of educational accountability and current school reform initiative such as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiatives.

Current teaching areas: School Level and District Level Leadership; Administrative & Organizational Theory; Principal Leadership; Organization of Education; Educational and Community Relations.

Service activities: Involved in numerous Dept. & College level committees, and national associations/organizations such as University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), American Educational Research Association (AERA), Centre for the Study of Leadership & Ethics of UCEA, Work & Family Researchers Network (WFRN), New DEEL (Democratic Ethical Educational Leadership), The National Association of Holmes Scholars Alumni (NAHSA) board member; reviewer for several journals such as: NASSP Bulletin, Journal of School Leadership (JSL), Journal of Research in Rural Education (JRRE), Higher Education in Review (HER).


Research Interests:

  • School Level Instructional Leadership
  • Ethical and Democratic Leadership
  • Educational Leadership
  • Admin/Organizational Theory, Schools as Organizations
  • Policy Implications of Legal School Case Decisions